Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SkyWatch Friday ~Hush to Hear the Whisper~

~Hush to Hear the Whisper~

Full of loftiness into the green of spring
nearly gone now with the hush of autumn.
Slowly drifting far beneath from where they
had grown, one by one, sometimes many at a time
casting their own magic as they float to the
bed of others resting in the quiet below.
The dusk makes the sky around them look
like shades of crimson and gold, dark blue
sky as backdrop, never more beautiful than now.
Slow are the whispers as they drift from the sky
cool breezes pass over then as they dance
and change their course one more time.
Few remain as autumn showers come
and take the final remnants of the green of spring.
Hush to hear the silence of the rustle of the leaves no more~
Mary Howell Cromer
copyright October 1998
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  1. Beautiful autumn shots and lovely quotes.

  2. really nice compositions of the leaf, Mary. Those colors are so bright and bold too , really like 'em all!

  3. Excellent autumn pictures Mary and your new header is splendid!

  4. Great post, whispers are a beautiful way of describing the change of seasons. Thank you for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

  5. Gorgeous autumn captures, Mary! And against such beautiful blue skies! Superb! Wishing you a lovely evening and a beautiful weekend!


  6. The red is stunning with blue in the background.

  7. Oh, the leaves. Ours are mostly covered with snow.

    Beautiful pictures and post.

  8. Mary, I love the sharp colour contrasts in these photos! Great job! Have a great weekend.

  9. Magnificent sky shots with the pretty fall leaves.

  10. What a luminous set of photos - just gorgeous!

  11. The red leaf looks stunning... very nice captures...

    Pixellicious Photos

  12. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    wonderful colors from the leaves
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 18

  13. "Hush to hear the silence of the rustle of the leaves no more~"... just lovely, Mary. And your leaf images are a perfect accompaniment to your ode to autumn. We don't get these fall colors in tropical Philippines, so this was a pleasure to see through your lens. Scrolling down your blog, I see many interesting posts - you do put a lot of work into it. And I share your feelings of gratitude you posted some days ago for your blog visitors/followers.

  14. The lighting on the red leaves is gorgeous. Enjoyed the words and images. Thank you.


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